Education ESL Games, Activities and Worksheets

Education Vocabulary Race

ESL Education Game - Vocabulary: Brainstorming, Categorising, Forming Sentences - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this productive educational vocabulary game, students brainstorm and write down words related to school and education and create sentences using the vocabulary. In teams, students have 30 seconds to complete rows with words that fit four education-related categories. When the time limit has been reached, teams take it in turns to give their answers, spelling the words as they go. Teams score one point for each appropriate and correctly spelt word. However, if another team has written the same word in that round, neither team scores a point for that word. After the points have been awarded, each team has one chance to score bonus points by creating a sentence with the four words they have written. If a team only manage to include one word in their sentence, they score one point. If they manage to include two words, they score two points, and so on. This process is repeated until all ten rows have been completed. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Language for Learning

ESL Education Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Binary Choice, Categorising, Gap-fill - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

This educational vocabulary worksheet helps students learn and practice words related to learning, school subjects and education. First, students match classroom object words with pictures. Students then underline the correct words or phrases to complete sentences about school subjects. After that, students rank the school subjects in order of importance, from one to eight and compare their rankings with a partner, explaining their choices. Next, students identify the odd word out in each set. Following that, students match different types of schoolwork to their definitions. Students then categorise each type of schoolwork according to the verb it is used with. Finally, students use words from a box to complete questions about education and then ask and answer the questions with a partner.
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Top of the Class

ESL Education Board Game - Vocabulary and Speaking: Gap-fill, Impromptu Speech, Freer Practice - Group Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

Here is an educational vocabulary board game to help students practice words related to education and study. In groups, students take turns picking up a card and reading the sentence to the other students using the word 'blank' for the missing word, e.g. 'My favourite BLANK is English because I like languages.' The other students listen to the sentence and race to choose a word from the game board and say it aloud to complete the sentence, e.g. subject. The first student to say the correct word shown on the card rolls the dice and moves their counter along the board. If a student gives an incorrect answer, they are out and cannot answer again unless the other students each give a wrong answer. If a student lands on a square beginning with 'Talk about...', they talk about that topic for 20 seconds to remain on the square. If they are unsuccessful, they move back one space. The first student to reach the finish wins the game. As a variation, students take turns trying to complete a sentence with a word from the board rather than racing each other.
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